Defibrillators in Public Places

The Defibrillator Public Access Act was proclaimed into force on January 1, 2013. Under the Act, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were required to be installed in high-traffic public places such as gyms, arenas, community centres, golf courses, schools and airports by January 31, 2014. It also required AEDs to be registered with Shared Health so they can advise 911 dispatchers of their location, to enable them to assist those trying to care for a cardiac arrest victim to find the nearest AED and guide them through the proper use of the machine.

To find out more about which public places are required to have an AED on-site, the type of signage required, how to register an AED and how to comply with other new requirements under The Defibrillator Public Access Act, please read the Questions and Answers.